“Georgia Southern University recently passed a resolution that would require all students to complete diversity and inclusion courses.
‘We would like to integrate diversity and inclusion throughout the curriculum to reinforce the importance of this at many levels of the curriculum,’ Carl Reiber, Ph.D., provost and vice president for academic affairs told the George-Anne, the school’s student-run newspaper. ‘Not just a single course.’
The Student Government Association recommended and approved the move earlier this month, citing a ‘cultural disconnect’ at the university, which has a student body consisting of more than 10,700 nonwhite students out of the nearly 28,000 enrolled.
The modules are expected to be part of students’ first- and second-year experiences courses beginning in the spring semester.
‘We will embed the new elements into the first-year experience courses in the spring term with full implementation in the fall,’ Reiber said. ‘Second-year experience courses will be developed with the new content integrated for the fall term.'”